Posted on June 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
An editor's job is never done.
But, in the words of a wise former colleague of ours, it's also not to shame, but rather, to educate.
So while you might cringe if you recognize your own missteps in Tiffany Yates Martin's latest post on phrases that are often used wrong, you can also focus on her explanations of them so that you don't repeat the errors.
And the same holds true of author Jyotsna Sreenivasan's contribution to Jane Friedman's blog.
In describing the proper way to handle characters who speak a language other than English, Sreenivasan uses examples of both good and unadvisable practice from actual published fiction.
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